South American giants keen to lure Beckham out of retirement

Bolivian side Club Bolivar are planning a sensational move to lure former England captain David Beckham out of retirement, according to reports from The Express.

The now 39-year-old officially hung up his boots in 2013 after a short spell with Paris Saint-Germain, ending a glittering career which saw him make over 500 club appearances for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

But just over a year after his playing days came to an end, Bolivar are ready to tempt him back onto the pitch.

The club’s president Marcelo Claure is keen for Beckham to represent his side in the latter stages of the Copa Libertadores – South America’s version of the Champions League.

Bolivar are set for a semi-final showdown with Argentines San Lorenzo, and are widely seen as underdogs at the last four stage.

Claure says that he has met with ‘Golden Balls’ and that he wants him to make a shock comeback to help his team compete for glory:

“I have spoken to David about the chance of playing in the latter stages of the Copa Libertadores,” he said

“We shared a beer and, as always when we meet, we said, ‘Can we do this?’

“We have never closed the door on this. It’s a dream. We all have dreams and the door is always open for having David as a great reinforcement at Bolivar.”

Any deal would likely be a short-term one, which would allow Beckham to continue to concentrate on starting up his MLS franchise in Miami.